Tires We Carry

OK Tire Stores have a variety of tire, wheel, and mechanical brands to offer their customers. Having a complete line of brands and products ensures that every tire requirement can be met.

We are very proud of the suppliers who support our locations and feel that we have the BEST products to supply to our customers. Please feel free to view the web sites of some of our manufacturers to find out why they are the best in today's marketplace. Remember to come back to our site. We have a lot of interesting information to offer you!



Choosing Tires

Many performance factors are built in every tire model manufactured. These factors vary between patterns and can be less or more important to the consumer based on use of the product and driving needs. It is often common with tires that in order to maximize certain benefits in a tire, you may have to sacrifice benefits in another area. For example, if a particular tire offers good traction, then the noise levels may increase on dry pavement. A tire professional can help you make the right choices based on your needs and expectations when choosing a tire.


Good Traction

Benefits

 

Safety in areas where traction is required, performance when conditions dictate traction is needed.

Trade-Offs

 

Noise levels on dry pavement may increase. Mileage received may decrease. Change over to alternative tread design in dry weather is recommended.

Type

 

Seasonal

Conditions

 

Snow


Low Rolling Resistance

Benefits

 

Improved fuel mileage. May provide longer tread life.

Trade-Offs

 

May provide less traction.

Type

 

Seasonal

Conditions

 

Dry


Handling

Benefits

 

Improved steering response. More control.

Trade-Offs

 

Less ride comfort in some cases. May have one directional tread design.

Type

 

Seasonal

Conditions

 

Dry


High Mileage

Benefits

 

Improved value. Less frequent purchases.

Trade-Offs

 

Higher initial purchase price. Traction levels may be decreased.

Type

 

Seasonal

Conditions

 

Dry


All Season

Benefits

 

No change-over to traction pattern required under many circumstances. Provides basic requirements of many consumers.

Trade-Offs

 

Traction is decreased in extreme conditions.

Type

 

All Season

Conditions

 

Wet or Dry


High Performance

Benefits

 

Stability and better handling capabilities at high speeds.

Trade-Offs

 

Mileage received may decrease.

Type

 

Seasonal

Conditions

 

Dry



Tire FAQ

  1. What should I look for in a tire?
    You should look for a tire that best suits your driving requirements. Tires are manufactured for most requirements; wet or dry traction, high mileage, high-speed control, steering response, ride comfort, etc. An O.K. Tire professional will be able to advise you of product features and benefits.

  2. There are so many brands and models to choose from. How do I know which one is best for me?
    Discussing your needs with an O.K. Tire professional will help establish a tire product that best suits your requirements and your budget. This tire professional will ask questions regarding your expectations of the product, the type of driving you do, how long you expect to keep your vehicle, etc. A salesperson just asking you what tire size you want is not ensuring you receive the best tire to suit your needs and expectations.

  3. Aren't all tires the same?
    This is a common misconception. Like many other products in the marketplace, science and technology play a large part in the design and manufacture of tires. Tires may feature, in differing configurations, various materials such as polyester, rayon, nylon and steel. Manufacturers use these materials along with others in varying combinations. In addition, different rubber compounds are used in the sidewall, bead and tread areas of a tire.

  4. I've heard tires have speed ratings. Is this important for me to know?
    Yes, tires do have speed ratings and it is recommended that all tires on your vehicle be of the same speed rating. It is also important that you replace your O.E. (Original Equipment) tires with equal to or higher speed rated tires. Replacing your O.E. tires with tires of a lower speed rating may lead to inferior handling performance of your vehicle. Speed ratings were developed to standardize the safe performance of tires at sustained or continuous speeds. The most common speed ratings, other than for high performance automobiles, are:

    S = 180 km/h T = 190 km/h H = 210 km/h

  5. How can I tell when it is time to replace my old tires?
    Most automobile tires have a built-in tread wear indicator in the tread area of the tire. This wear indicator will show when there are 2/32" remaining on the tread. Depending on your driving habits or road conditions, you should replace the tire no later than when the wear indicator is visible. Be aware of the provincial regulations that may govern tire wear and may vary by province or state. Consult with your O.K. Tire professional to ensure that not only are your tires are safe to ride on, but that you are also within the laws regulating where you drive.

  6. The wear on my tires looks strange. What causes this?
    Wear problems could have a variety of causes. The problem could be caused by over-or-under inflation of the tire, mechanical problems, or the need for an alignment (caster, camber or toe). Consult your O.K. Tire professional to get an assessment as to what is causing the irregular wear.

  7. How much should I pay for a tire?
    Costs for a tire will vary depending on many factors. Most professional tire stores will offer tire products in economy, mid-range and premium categories. In some cases, consumers may find very low priced tires, however, these tires may have been built using older technology or not carry warranties the same as other available products. It is always recommended you seek the advice of your O.K. Tire professional. This individual is a professional tire consultant and will outline the features and benefits of the tires available and will help you determine what will fill your needs the best.

  8. My brother-in-law says he can mount my tire for me so why should I go to a tire store?
    Unless your brother-in-law is a trained tire installer with access to the proper equipment, it is not advisable to have him mount your tires. Improperly mounted tires can cause wear problems and shorten the life of your tires. More importantly, a tire and wheel assembly not properly mounted could come apart with explosive force, causing bodily injury and vehicle damage.

  9. What's this I hear about rotations? Do I really need it?
    Having your tires rotated at regular intervals will help to ensure you receive the maximum mileage from your tires. Most tire manufacturers recommend you have your tires rotated at least every 10,000 kms.

  10. Does it make any difference where I buy my tires?
    There are many qualified professional tire retailers to choose from. You should select a supplier in whom you have confidence, who will be there for you in case of any problems that might arise. Get to know the retailer and let them get to know you and your car. O.K. Tire Stores Inc. offer nationwide warranties and they specialize in tire sales, which make them a good choice.

  11. Why are there no tire prices on this website?
    Although price is a major consideration, we feel we would be doing our customer a disservice by providing pricing, without discussing personally, their tire requirements for their particular needs. By doing this we can better ensure they receive good value for their money.

  12. Can you suggest a specific tire for my vehicle?
    The answer to this is "Yes, we can!" However, the most accurate way of determining your tire needs is by going to a local O.K. Tire Store. A number of factors need to be determined prior to a tire recommendation. Some significant questions need to be answered:

    1. How long are you expecting to keep this vehicle?
    2. How many kilometers did the last tires last?
    3. Are there plans to move or travel to a different area? What is the climate there?
    4. Are you satisfied with your present tires performance in braking, wet or dry traction, on or off the road performance?
    5. Are you an aggressive driver requiring a better handling tire, or are you looking for a smooth, comfortable ride?
    6. When your local O.K. Tire Store determines the answers to these questions, as well as others, they are better informed on which tires would best suit your needs. For example, if you are looking to keep the vehicle for a long time you may wish to upgrade to a tire with a longer expected life. The added cost may save you money in the long run as the greater durability extends the life of the tire.
  13. At times tires are advertised at a warehouse club, department store, etc. Why should I buy from O.K. Tire?
    O.K. Tire locations offer tires for all budgets and for all vehicle. At times it appears that you are getting a good deal from a warehouse club or department store, however, when shopping at these locations you should consider some very important facts:

    1. Who will service your tire should a warranty situation occur?
      Locations using their corporate logos or a custom name brand that are available only at their stores usually offer warranties that are valid only at the location where you purchased it.
    2. Read the warranty carefully. Is it a rating or an actual warranty? Does it cost you anything extra? Where can you go for service?
    3. Are there other services offered such as free rotations, free installation, free roadside assistance, and national coverage?
    4. Did you get any assistance at all? If you did receive information regarding the product you were thinking of purchasing, were you then confident that you made the right decision?
    5. O.K. Tire offers competitive pricing with a variety of service extras, along with expert advice. Guaranteed after-sales service means peace of mind regardless of where you are traveling in Canada.
  14. May I install a less expensive passenger tire on my pick-up or utility vehicle?
    The answer to this is most likely, NO! Unless the vehicle originally came with a passenger tire size, it is not recommended to switch from a light truck tire size to a passenger tire. The reason is mainly load ratings or carrying capacities of the tires. If the tires you install do not have the same or a greater load rating, they will not only affect the handling capabilities of the vehicle but also could lead to rapid or uneven wear. This, in turn, could cause a dangerous ride condition. Your O.K. Tire specialist is qualified to tell you which tires are best suited for your vehicle.